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Old 02-02-2015, 03:10 PM   #126 (permalink)
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Looks a little better. With some support tubes inside it could look good. Maybe one more try at it.
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Old 02-06-2015, 01:01 PM   #127 (permalink)
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Going with the basic look. Now I can add some tubing inside and finalize this. And mount up a big 40
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:08 PM   #128 (permalink)
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A little more accomplished. Working on a plate to go in the middle for the mount support.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:13 PM   #129 (permalink)
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That tire carrier and rear bumper are coming out top notch! I also can appreciate the fab skills it took to build them! Looking forward to seeing more!
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:04 AM   #130 (permalink)
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Much nicer version now.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:34 AM   #131 (permalink)
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Looks Great!!
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:52 AM   #132 (permalink)
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Way better looking than before!
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Old 02-18-2015, 10:21 AM   #133 (permalink)
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Cool, thanks guys!

Haven't had much time lately, looking forward to getting this done.

The Rotopax don't stick out as far as they look in the pic. Maybe I'll just run 2 on each side?
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:05 AM   #134 (permalink)
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:06 AM   #135 (permalink)
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Just saw the 3rd tail light. Love it! You have any pix of the install?
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:30 PM   #136 (permalink)
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Just saw the 3rd tail light. Love it! You have any pix of the install?
Thanks Not sure I'll look on Monday.




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Mocking up a skid plate for my gas tank, in the meantime.
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:22 PM   #137 (permalink)
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nice work ! did you choose the Bronco Frame because of the fit and did you have shorten the chassis to fit the body over it ?
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:06 PM   #138 (permalink)
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That looks really good! So good, I'd like to copy it ...but for my JK. Could you share where you got the spindle , catch, and receiver catch? I really need to get the weight off my tailgate TIA!
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:06 AM   #139 (permalink)
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Just saw the 3rd tail light. Love it! You have any pix of the install?
I don't have any pics of the install, but it was similar to this:

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Old 02-25-2015, 11:38 AM   #140 (permalink)
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nice work ! did you choose the Bronco Frame because of the fit and did you have shorten the chassis to fit the body over it ?
The wheelbase was almost perfect, 9" rear, Dana 44 front, and coils. I thought it would make for a great truck. I did trim the rear of the frame rails to make it fit.

I wanted to move the front axle forward 2 inches, therefore I would need new radius arms, that's when I thought just a little more for 4 link...etc... that's when the wheels fell off
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:43 AM   #141 (permalink)
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That looks really good! So good, I'd like to copy it ...but for my JK. Could you share where you got the spindle , catch, and receiver catch? I really need to get the weight off my tailgate TIA!
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Old 02-28-2015, 06:26 PM   #142 (permalink)
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Almost done.

Now that I look at it, I should have made the driver side gusset the same size as the other. That's what I get for trying to get creative, I guess...doh!

Room for a true 40" tire and 7 gallons of gas
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Old 03-01-2015, 02:49 AM   #143 (permalink)
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The wheelbase was almost perfect, 9" rear, Dana 44 front, and coils. I thought it would make for a great truck. I did trim the rear of the frame rails to make it fit.

I wanted to move the front axle forward 2 inches, therefore I would need new radius arms, that's when I thought just a little more for 4 link...etc... that's when the wheels fell off


It is a common problem with these and the trucks when frame swaps are done that the Willys are a lot longer from the firewall to the centre line of the front axle, and why you end up with the goofy looking wheels right back in the wheel wells.
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:24 AM   #144 (permalink)
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Making it adjustable for different sizes and offsets.

Now I need to figure out how to lighten it up...she's a heavy motoscooter
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:06 PM   #145 (permalink)
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The tire carrier looks amazing! Top notch work!
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:59 PM   #146 (permalink)
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can't argue about that and the rest of build...
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:42 PM   #147 (permalink)
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Loving the bumper/carrier. Good call on keeping both gussets the same. Is there any tubing behind the mount for the wheel/tire, or is it getting all it's strength from the dimples & the bends at the edges?
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Old 03-06-2015, 04:33 PM   #148 (permalink)
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Loving the bumper/carrier. Good call on keeping both gussets the same. Is there any tubing behind the mount for the wheel/tire, or is it getting all it's strength from the dimples & the bends at the edges?
Thanks for all the compliments, it means a lot!

Welded another little plate behind to add a little extra. (welding almost done)I'm bolting it on so I can adjust up or down it if need be. I hope to take it out real soon (before I paint it) and bounce it around to see how it goes.

Going to add the license plate in the center of the spare tire.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:13 PM   #149 (permalink)
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Getting ready to spray on some Lizard Skin SC. I need to quiet the sound inside. Exhaust is a little loud

Does anybody have any experience with this or similar product? Which one is the best for sound? I hear this one is pretty good. I guess I'm about to find out
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:45 PM   #150 (permalink)
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I like how it came out. Looking forward to driving and hearing the difference.
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